ISLAMABAD [APP]: Pakistan Sweet Home (PSH) has become the largest orphanage of Asia by accommodating over 3,600 orphan children in more than 31 cities of Pakistan, PSH Patron in Chief Zamurd Khan said on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion of Gilgit-Baltistan Day, he said that the orphans are being taken care of with free education, food and residence under the PSH project initiated in 2009 with a single child.
He said that by providing modern education and quality shelter to deserving segment of the society is the main purpose of his life and generous contribution of the philanthropists is required to meet the necessities of the children housed in Pakistan Sweet Homes.
It is very encouraging that politicians are taking keen interest in providing recreational opportunities to the orphan children, he added.
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed Shaikh said that a new PSH for orphan children of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would soon start functioning in Shangla.
While addressing on the occasion, he said that two PSHs are also working in Skardu and Gilgit where orphans are being provided free accommodation, food and education facilities throughout the country.
Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister (CM) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman was the chief guest on the occassion. He appreciated the efforts of Abid Waheed Sheikh and Zamurd Khan for providing excellent facilities to destitute children and assured his full support to PBM for establishing more PSHs in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Zamurd said that the government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has doubled the budget of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM)
for facilitating the poor and needy. He asked the government of Gilgit-Baltistan to provide a building for establishing another PSH there.
Pattern-in-chief of Pakistan Sweet Home Zamurd Khan also said that Gilgit-Baltistan is being commemorated to commemorate the widespread sectarian killings in GB.
Earlier, Pakistan Sweet Homes orphan children also paid homage to families who had lost their love ones in violence in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Various recreational activities were also arranged for the children during the event. A cultural show was highlight of the event in which cultural dances were performed where the PSH children exhibited their skills.